The 31st match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Tuesday, October 31 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Pakistan has participated in six matches in the tournament but has only managed to secure victories in two of them. Their recent performance was a disappointing one-wicket loss to South Africa, which has left them with low confidence. Following such a humiliating defeat, they are determined to make a strong comeback in the upcoming game.
On the other hand, Bangladesh has had a challenging run in the ODI World Cup 2023, with just one win in six matches, leaving them at the bottom of the points table and almost out of contention for the semifinals. Still, they have the potential to play spoiler, and their sights will be set on disrupting Pakistan’s ambitions in the upcoming game.
However, before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report and ground stats of the Eden Gardens, Kolkata:
PAK vs BAN: Eden Gardens, Pitch Report
Eden Gardens, Kolkata, offers a batting-friendly pitch early on, allowing batters to play their shots with freedom. However, as the match progresses, the surface tends to favour spinners, making it crucial to show some caution. Given the historical data, winning the toss and electing to bat first is a common choice, as it often leads to success.
PAK vs BAN: Eden Gardens, Pitch Stats
- Total matches: 36
- Matches won batting first: 21
- Matches won bowling first: 14
- Average 1st Inns scores: 241
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 201
- Highest total recorded: 404/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Lowest total recorded: 63/10 (39.3 Ov) by INDW vs ENGW
- Highest score chased: 317/3 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Lowest score defended: 195/10 (50 Ov) by IND vs RSA